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Who can tutor under these programmes?
Tutors offering services under any home based education programmes must be either:-
- A Teacher registered with the Teaching Council of Ireland.
- A qualified and Garda vetted Special Needs Assistant (SNA).
Can student teachers tutor under DES programmes?
We’ve been contacted by a number of student teachers enquiring if they can tutor under the various DES home programmes. We have come across a number of student teachers that have received a Teaching Council registration number from the council, but people would need to contact the council directly to discuss their unique situation.
Can newly qualified SNAs tutor under DES programmes?
We’ve been contacted by a number of new or soon to be qualified SNAs about whether they can tutor under the DES home based programmes. Those vetted and currently working as SNAs will be best placed to support a child under theses programmes.
Can parents tutor their own children under these home based programmes?
Parents are not permitted to claim payments for tutoring their own children under these type of home based programmes.